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Top 5 HR, benefits, pension and investment stories of the week

An article on the potential impacts of a pension super-priority bill was the most-read story on BenefitsCanada.com over the last week. Here are the five most…

PSP acquiring Australian vineyards, OMERS selling majority stake in calibration company

The Public Sector Pension Investment Board is acquiring a portfolio of vineyards in Australia. According to the terms of the deal reached with Casella Family Brands, the…

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  • December 1, 2022 December 2, 2022
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BoC efforts to cool inflation attracting long-term institutional investors: expert

Despite concerns about global economic headwinds, the Bank of Canada’s successful efforts to curb inflation is capturing the attention of institutional investors, says Kathrin Forrest,…

87% of employees have experienced burnout over the last year: survey

More than eight in 10 (87 per cent) employees have experienced burnout over the last year, with the number increasing to 89 per cent among…

  • By: Staff
  • November 18, 2022 November 18, 2022
  • 09:01

CPPIB reinvesting in airport operator, Cadillac Fairview developing Calgary-area industrial site

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is increasing its stake in a French airport operator. The investment organization is acquiring a 1.59 per cent share…

  • By: Staff
  • November 17, 2022 November 17, 2022
  • 12:00

Canadian DB pensions return median 0.27% in Q3 amid challenging economic environment: report

Canadian defined benefit pension plans saw a median return of 0.27 per cent for the third quarter of 2022 amid a challenging economic environment, according…

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  • November 3, 2022 November 3, 2022
  • 12:00
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Expert panel: Tips for DB plan sponsors as interest rates continue to rise

From an economic perspective, the last year has been quite tumultuous. As central banks began raising rates to tame inflation, the loose monetary environment with…

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CPPIB investing in Indian toll roads, Caisse investing in vertical farming

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is investing $60 million in an infrastructure trust sponsored by the National Highways Authority of India. In 2021, the…

  • By: Staff
  • October 17, 2022 October 17, 2022
  • 12:00

2022 Risk Management Conference: Understanding risk in a time of global turmoil

Managing risk in an era defined by escalating geopolitical tension, degenerating global trade networks and unprecedented economic turmoil is no simple task — and doing…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Navigating rising inflation, minimizing impact on pension plans

Alongside a potential recession and lower global economic growth looming in 2023, defined benefit pension plan sponsors have several tools to minimize the impact of…

2022 Risk Management Conference: Regulatory, stakeholder pressures moving ESG investing from fringe to centre stage

With close to two-thirds (62 per cent) of the market committed to investing responsibly, environmental, social and governance investing is no longer a fringe activity,…

2022 Risk Management Conference: A look at two pension plan sponsors’ experiences with impact investing

Responsible investing covers a spectrum between simple exclusion practices to environmental, social and governance integration to thematic and impact investing, said Les Marton, managing director…

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CPPIB proxy voting policy targeting sustainability, board term lengths and diversity: report

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board is warning corporate board directors that any companies failing to consider climate risks, adopting multiple-year term lengths or lacking in…

  • By: Staff
  • September 29, 2022 September 30, 2022
  • 12:00

Does benchmarking inspire change or encourage more of the same?

Trends don’t change overnight; it often takes time to see with shifting mindsets and the adoption of new ideas. Our small sector of the benefits space…

    How should investors interpret the recent rise in interest rates?

    United States 10-year bond yields have risen substantially from their lows of 0.50 per cent last summer, hitting 1.6 per cent by late February. Canadian…

    Five lessons for employers to apply to the pandemic’s second wave

    As coronavirus cases rise across the country and some return-to-work plans become return-to-home plans, many employers are wondering how to help their employees adapt once again…